Jan Shapin

Novels and Plays

Jan Shapin has been writing plays and screenplays for over twenty years.  More recently she has turned her attention to fiction.  She has studied playwriting at Catholic University in Washington, DC, screenwriting at the Film and Television Workshop and University of Southern California, and fiction writing at a variety of locations including Brown University, Barnard's Writers on Writing seminar, Sewanee Writers' Conference and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.  She has two grown children and lives in North Kingstown, RI with her husband, a photographer.   She can be reached via email at  jshapin.writer@gmail.com

Click Here to listen to an  interview with Ann Marie Spatharakis, In the Studio

about Jan's novel "A Desire Path"

Latest Works

Upcoming Book Events

Final revisions on my next novel - Rayna's Mission - stay tuned

Recent Book Events

TLC Blog tour for:A Snug Life Somewhere

“I love Jan Shapin’s writing. It’s clear and articulate, and yet beautifully nuanced. She creates a 

powerful impression with carefully chosen detail.” – Dwell in Possibility

12/11-14/14  Algonkian NY Pitch Conference

11/14/14  Book giveaway - Goodreads, A Snug Life Somewhere 


5/10/14  Book Giveaway - Goodreads, A Desire Path

4/1/14 - Book Giveaway - GoodReads, A Snug Life Somewhere

4/5/14 - Guest Blog, Write Words Inc.

4/30/14 - Book Club Giveaway - TLC Book Tours

February 10, 2014 Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

February 11, 2014 The Road to Here

 February 12, 2014 Ms. Nose in a Book

 February 13, 2014 Melody & Words

February 17, 2014 Priscilla and Her Books

 February 18, 2014 Lisa’s Yarns

February 20, 2014 Dwell in Possibility

February 24, 2014 Booksie’s Blog

February 25, 2014 The Written World

February 27, 2014 Time 2 Read

March 03, 2014 Patricia’s Wisdom

March 04, 2014 Book Loving Hippo

March 15, 2014 Unabridged Chick

3/10/14 - Guest Blog - Write Words Inc.

10/9/13 - Book group - South Kingston RI Senior Center

10/21/13 - Book signing - Books By the Sea, Osterville MA

7/28/13 - Labor Fest Book Fair, San Francisco, CA

6/24/13 - Book group --Ashaway, RI Public Library 

12/11/12 - Book Review, blog post - The Book Bag

12/4/12 - Book Review, blog post -A Bookish Way of Life 

12/5/12 - Book Review, blog post -  From L.A. to LA

11/2812 - Book Review, blog post - Lavish Bookshelf

11/26/12 - Book Review, blog post - Dwell in Possibility

11/18/12 - Book Party,  Washington DC

11/19/12 - Book Review, blog post - Mom in Love with Fiction

11/16/12 - 11/17/12 - Book Sale, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, U of Washington 20th anniversary

11/15/12 - Book Review, blog post - StephTheBookworm

11/15/12 - Radio Interview, WBLQ, Westerly RI 

11/14/12 - Book Talk, Redwood Library, Newport RI

11/8/12 - Book Review, blog post, Tiffany's Bookshelf

11/6/12 - Book Review, blog post, The Book Garden

8/31/12 - Book Talk, Plymouth Harbor, Sarasota FL